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Turn your BBC micro:bit into a Digital Compass

Turn your BBC micro:bit into a Digital Compass

In our opinion, the BBC micro:bit is a completely under-rated learning tool and piece of technology, as it has so many inbuilt functions for such a great price. One example of this is the ability to make a digital compass, which has been demonstrated by Instructables user moononournation

BBC micro:bit compass

By intepreting the data from the micro:bit's internal magentic field sensor, points of the compass can be determined and then displayed neatly using the onboard matrix of LEDs. 

The coding is easy thanks to using the graphical MakeCode environment for the micro:bit. We also like the 3D-printed case you can also make yourself. Check out the project instructable to learn all the details.

And if you're interested in doing this yourself, PMD Way can help you with the parts, such as:

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